temperament

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From Latin temperamentum.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈtempəɹəmənt/

Noun[edit]

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temperament (plural temperaments)

  1. (obsolete) A moderate and proportionable mixture of elements or ingredients in a compound; the condition in which elements are mixed in their proper proportions.
  2. (obsolete) Any state or condition as determined by the proportion of its ingredients or the manner in which they are mixed; consistence, composition; mixture.
  3. a person's normal manner of thinking, behaving or reacting
  4. a tendency to become irritable or angry
  5. (music) the altering of certain intervals from their correct values in order to improve the moving from key to key

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Pronunciation[edit]

Hyphenation: tem‧pe‧ra‧ment

Noun[edit]

temperament n (plural temperamenten, diminutive temperamentje n)

  1. (psychology) temperament: the usual mood of a person, or typical manner of thinking, behaving, and acting
    Oorspronkelijk waren in de Griekse oudheid de temperamenten de naam voor vier persoonlijkheidstypen: het sanguïnische, flegmatische, cholerische en melancholische temperament.[1]
    Originally, in Greek antiquity, the temperaments were the names of the four personality types: the sanguine, phlegmatic, choleric and melancholy temperaments.
  2. temperament: a tendency to become irritable or angry, temper
  3. (music) temperament: a specific system of note pitches of a musical instrument